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Brexit: what next for the food and drink sector?

What does the referendum vote to withdraw from the EU mean for Food and Drink businesses, and what happens next?
24 June 2016

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6 years in prison for reckless disregard of nut allergy

It has recently been reported that a curry house owner was convicted of gross negligence and sentenced to six years imprisonment after the death of a customer with a nut allergy kind.
01 June 2016

What are the court’s powers to order sale of land from one joint owner to another?

When property (land) belongs to more than one person and disagreements emerge about what to do with it, what can beneficiaries and trustees ask the court to do?
27 July 2015

In Theory - GM Crops

With the increasingly negative perception of GM products, what impact would a Welsh Government ban on GM crops entering Wales from England have?
25 June 2015

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European Court says food packaging cannot contain images of food not in the ingredients

The European Court of Justice has said that if food or drink packaging contains images of ingredients that are not in the product this will likely "mislead" consumers and thus fall foul of EU law.
08 June 2015

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Are sentences for Corporate Manslaughter and Health and Safety offences set to increase?

The Sentencing Council’s consultation on ‘Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences guidelines’ address the lack of guidance available to the Court.
02 December 2014

Will the court force a disintegrating partnership to sell assets to one partner?

Partnerships which are breaking up face a series of urgent problems – particularly where the business itself is becoming insolvent.
16 October 2014

Plant and animal health agency brings together government inspectorates

The government is merging four of Defra’s Food and Environment Research Agency inspectorates with the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency to form a new combined agency.
01 October 2014

Food crime unit announced

On 4 September 2014 the final version of the Elliot report into food integrity and assurance of food supply networks was published.
16 September 2014

EU Commission's controversial view on UK 'traffic light' labelling

The European Commission is investigating whether the UK's 'traffic light' food labelling is compatible with EU law, following Italy's complaint that it is an illegal bar to free trade.
20 June 2014

Who pays for flooding?

The costs of flood damage and lost productivity from flooded property and farms will be ranked in £Billions.
18 February 2014

The valuation of partnership assets on dissolution

Our Food, Farming and Land team considers the recent case of Ham v Ham & another - and why is critical that thought is given and agreements reached before business relationships breaks down.
20 November 2013
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